MEDIA FREEDOM RAPID RESPONSE ONLINE SUMMIT 2021

Between 17th and 20th March, the Media Freedom Rapid Response (MFRR), which monitors and tracks media freedom violations, will bring together leading journalists from over 13 countries and representatives of press freedom organisations, unions and journalist bodies to discuss key threats and trends that underpin threats to media freedom across Europe.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR JFJ 2021 INVESTIGATIVE GRANT PROGRAMME

Deadline: 14/03/2021
Grant Justice for Journalists is a foundation set up in order to investigate violent crimes against journalists who have been targeted as a result of their professional duties. Grants are available to investigative journalists, both professional and non-professional (bloggers, social activists), both in wartime and peacetime.

US MISSION TO INDIA ANNOUNCES APPLICATIONS FOR THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM

Deadline: 30/04/2021
Grant The United States and India have a shared opportunity to combat the scourge of fake news and disinformation for a secure Indo-Pacific region by promoting a robust and responsible media environment. This includes promoting strong professionalism among journalists, improving digital literacy among the general public, and modernizing news outlets with immersive technologies to compete in the digital world.

GLOBAL YOUTH & NEWS MEDIA AWARD FOR MEDIA LITERACY

Deadline: 15 April 2021
Award Applications are now open for the Global Youth and News Media Award for Media Literacy to honor front-line teachers in the quest to help students understand the true value of press freedom. The Press Freedom Teacher Award will recognise excellence in assuring that students develop a thorough understanding of the crucial role of journalism in society and of the sometimes deadly risks for people who do this work.

UNESCO ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR IPDC MEDIA DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

Deadline: 19/02/2021
Grant Every year, IPDC supports an extensive range of projects in developing countries worldwide. The projects are submitted by local media organizations seeking to expand opportunities for free, independent and pluralistic media. The proposals are selected in line with UNESCO’s strategic programmatic approach in each country based on their specific development needs.

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR IWMF 2021 ELIZABETH NEUFFER FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: 25/02/2021
Grant The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship gives academic and professional opportunities to women journalists committed to human rights and social justice reporting. During this fellowship, the selected journalist will have the chance to complete research and coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies and to participate in internships with The Boston Globe and The New York Times.

WORLD PRESS FREEDOM CONFERENCE 2020

December 09-10, 2020 – Online
The Kingdom of the Netherlands and UNESCO will host the World Press Freedom Conference next year. The event will take place entirely online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

CALL FOR PROPOSAL: MEDIA FREEDOM AND INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

Deadline: 20/01/2021
Grant The European Commission (EC) has launched a call for proposals for Media Freedom and Investigative Journalism. This Call combines three references in the European Parliament’s budgetary remarks for 2020: Action 1 – Pilot Project: A Europe-wide response mechanism for violations of press and media freedom. Action 2 – Preparatory Action: Cross-border investigative journalism fund. Action 3 – Pilot Project: Supporting investigative journalism and media freedom in the EU.

SAFETY AND INDEPENDENCE OF JOURNALISM

October 20, 2020 – Online
In advance of the Second Global Conference on Media Freedom, the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria, the Embassy of Canada in Austria, the British Embassy in Austria, the International Press Institute, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe/Office of the Representative on Freedom of the Media invite you to join an online event to discuss media freedom and COVID-19.

SOUTHERN MOVEMENT MEDIA FUND (ROUND 2) – UNITED STATES

Deadline: 23 October, 2020
Grant Press On is accepting applications for its Southern Movement Media Fund (Round 2), to provide much needed resources to Southern media makers and journalists practicing movement journalism for working alongside their communities, with each other, and with movement partners, to co-create the conditions needed for a quality life.

THE IJ4EU IMPACT AWARD

Deadline: 08/11/2020
Grant With a pot of cash prizes totalling €15,000, the IJ4EU Impact Award celebrates the best investigative journalism carried out by teams collaborating across borders in European Union member states and EU candidate countries. Nominations for the inaugural awards opened on Tuesday, 6 October 2020. An independent jury will select three collaborative, transnational investigations for three prizes, each worth €5,000. The winners will be announced at IJ4EU’s UNCOVERED Conference in early 2021.

UNITED NATIONS DEMOCRACY FUND PROJECT PROPOSAL GUIDELINES 15TH ROUND OF FUNDING

Deadline: 01/12/2020
Grant UNDEF supports projects that strengthen the voice of civil society, promote human rights, and encourage the participation of all groups in democratic processes. In this Round, UNDEF particularly welcomes projects that address challenges to civic space and democracy as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

OSCE: CALL FOR PROPOSAL FOR IMPACT OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Deadline: 31/10/2020
Grant The aim of the #SAIFE project is to develop policy recommendations on the most effective ways to safeguard freedom of expression and media pluralism, when deploying AI. Funded initiatives must support RFoM’s #SAIFE project on the impact of AI on freedom of expression, as well as the overall mandate to safeguard media freedom and freedom of expression across the 57 OSCE participating States.